Khruangbin Brings Signature Thai Funk To NPR Tiny Desk Concert [Watch]

first_imgKhruangbin has been blowing up as of late, with the Texas trio gaining national recognition for their melodic, fun, and funk-driven tunes. Featuring Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Johnson on drums, the trio is deeply psychedelic and draws from 1960’s thai funk. Following the release of Con Todo El Mundo from January 2018, Khruangbin stopped by NPR to perform on their Tiny Desk Concert series.For their debut appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, the trio played “Maria También” and “August 10”, both instrumentals from Con Todo El Mundo, which is dedicated to Laura Lee’s Mexican-American grandfather. According to NPR Music, “He’d often ask her how much she loved him and the response that pleased him most was when she would say, ‘con todo el mundo,’ (with all the world.)” To close their mini-set, Khruangbin delivered an inspiring version of “White Gloves” from their 2015 debut album, The Universe Smiles Upon You, which features vocals–unlike the majority of the rest of their catalogue.The gooey grooves of Khruangbin are worth spending real time with, but you can get a preview of their live performance in the video below:[Video: NPR Music]For a full list of Khruangbin’s upcoming tour dates, head here.last_img read more